hey everyone, over the last couple of days i have been able to get a lot done in terms of milling up the lumber and gluing up panels. i chose sycamore for the trash box because it is a hard wood as opposed to the pine that i was going to use before. there was a sale at the lumberyard on sycamore and it was less per bf than a select 1 board of pine. so the purchase made sense. first i got my lumber and let it sit for awhile and then milled it up. the first picture is of a rough board and a finished board next to it.
then i had the panels for the sides to glue up. those glued up nice giving me a minimal glue joint. then i put them through the planer to even the glue joints and bring the boards down to final size because they were glued up oversize. then i trimmed the ends square with my miter gauge
then i cut the sliding dovetails in the case sides for the drawer runners to go. i don’t have those done yet but i will have it done soon. i used a 14 degree 1/2” dovetail bit for this.
so here i am at the end of the day with the rails and stiles cut oversize so they can do their moving overnight and i can cut them to final dimensions tomorrow or Wednesday. and the boards that will be glued up for the raised panel. i wouldn’t usually glue up for a panel but i doubt i can find a 16” board of sycamore and i can’t mill it even if found one. i would bookmatch a piece of 8/4 sycamore too if i could but i don’t have access to a bandsaw that big. and i’m left with a big pile of shavings, thats my 3’ ruler in the pile and i am measuring about 11”.
so thats all for now. should have most done by Thursday and i am hoping to get most of it done before i go on vacation next week. have a nice rest of the day everyone!